Accession Number : ADA317305

Title :   Wind Drift of Projectiles: A Ballistics Tutorial.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB FORT MONMOUTH NJ

Personal Author(s) : Leupold, Herbert A.

PDF Url : ADA317305

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Projectile trajectories are altered in the presence of wind. This treatise discusses the lateral displacement of a projectile by a wind blowing at right angles to the direction of aim and explains the reasons for the same. The effect of bullet shape and muzzle velocity upon the trajectory and the resulting wind drift is included.

Descriptors :   *PROJECTILES, *PROJECTILE TRAJECTORIES, DENSITY, SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION, TEACHING METHODS, SHAPE, WIND, DRIFT, TRAJECTORIES, BALLISTICS, MUZZLE VELOCITY, RIGHT ANGLES, AIR RESISTANCE.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE